Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference Sees Third Highest Attendance Ever

Contact: Patrick Dunne, (202) 783-9263, pdunne@nbaa.orgDan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360,

Washington, DC, February 1, 2010 – The 21st Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference saw the third highest attendance in the event’s history with 2,282 Attendees.

“We are pleased to see such a strong attendance at this year’s Conference, which demonstrates the event’s continuing value to our industry,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

The NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference is an annual educational event that provides timely and valuable information on topics of interest to those responsible for coordinating the use of business aircraft. The event included hundreds of exhibits from aviation products and services providers, and was held from Wednesday, January 27, through Friday, January, 29, 2010 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.

At the Opening General Session, James Coyne, president of the National Air Transportation Association, along with keynote speaker Dave Everitt, president of the Agriculture and Turf Division for Deere & Company, talked about demonstrating value in the changing world of business aviation.

Bolen welcomed Jon Bonnell and Robin Eissler, who provided first-hand accounts of the business aviation community’s work to support relief efforts for Haiti’s earthquake victims. Bonnell explained how individuals and companies in business aviation helped his brother, an emergency room doctor, reach a Haitian hospital to provide medical treatment. Eissler, a volunteer with Corporate Aircraft Responding in Emergencies, talked about the overwhelming outpouring of donations of flight crews, supplies and equipment from the business aviation community to Haiti relief organizations.

Jo Damato, NBAA director of operations and educational development, said that participants in this year’s event have given the show high marks. “We have heard from exhibitors and attendees that this event continues to be a can’t-miss event for them,” Damato said. “NBAA will continue working to enhance the value of future Schedulers and Dispatchers Conferences.”

The next Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference is expected to be held in early February 2011 in Savannah, GA.

Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at

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